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April 22, 2020

Drunks and Lovers

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I pruned the grape vines at the end of February. I can’t really say I know what I’m doing, but I’ve watched a couple of YouTube videos. It’s quite a job and I was glad to have my older sons with me. The tedious part is ripping all the old vines off...

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January 21, 2020

To Fly Like That

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In the weeks before our wedding, Olivia and I were given a lot of advice from older married couples. I’ve forgotten most of it. I do remember feeling overwhelmed by the number of times we received counseling on how to resolve disputes, the...

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October 11, 2019

How Do Bruderhof Members Vote?

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Some of us get really excited about this stuff. Raised voices. Flapping arms. Stomping. I’m sorry to say that the arguments occasionally degenerate to the point where people’s faith is called into question. Does it matter? I think it does. As a...

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September 13, 2019

Things I Took for Granted

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What I felt most strongly on seeing him was that he was my brother and I loved him; I had never realized how much. There was not much I said to him. His medical situation seemed so fragile I hardly dared to touch him, but I did put my hand on his. I...

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